originally posted by: CallmeRaskolnikov
a reply to: spirit_horse
I must say, I'm not surprised at all. And I believe everything you've said. It all makes perfect sense.
It's just such a damn shame.
If an organization such as yours can't do anything about the corruption what can be done? I wonder if you have any suggestions? If activists are
framed and taken out, where do we begin? Is there any one or any group that can help or are we at gods mercy with this? Apart from maybe complete
revolution and the tearing down of government institutions so we can start again from the ground up.
We were doing something, something pretty ugly though. I put a 13 year federal agent in prison for 6 life terms plus 140 years. Believe it or not he
is eligible for parole in 2040. I doubt he will live that long though. He was one of my first cases. There are very good people within these
organizations and I don't want to demean them either. There are forces in government that don't want the bad press. Politicians are to me one of the
biggest problems. They and I mean politicians even within these organizations that get appointed to high offices are also part of the problem. After
all it is all about saving face with the public.
I see things all the time that people are trying to bring this out and they get shut down by the organizations, by the MSM, etc. Hence the reason I
posted before about whistle blowers. I get sick of seeing people cold busted even in the public and manage to squirm their way out. The political
oversight wants it to go away quietly, not become a scandal. There are internal investigative sections within agencies and over them. For example, the
Office of Professional Responsibility
in the Justice Department, IG's like the DOD
, etc. People are caught and go to prison.
However, there are times when it goes outside the US and you have very secret communities or groups involved. I had one group that told me flat out I
could deal as much coc aine in the streets of the US I wanted to as long as it was theirs. They would provide me protection from LEO's, do
collections if needed, even defend territory either by prison or death. They had state police detectives working with them and they told me they would
roll right into someones yard, blue lights and all and take care of it one way or another. The key was for me not to hurt someone in public that would
draw attention to myself. What happened to them in private or 'officially' if you will was another issue all together. Other than that, the sky was
One of the agents killed an 18 y.o. kid because he was scared he was going to prison and he told the wrong person his plans to report certain people.
There was a helicopter with video of it. There was a drug task force less than 1/2 mile from the scene. This agent was on another task force all
together and not supposed to be involved with the DTF. However, one of his friends was in the passenger seat and when this kid told him his plans to
stay out of prison by telling all he knew, this agent in the car called the other one and he drove out to the scene, walked up the drivers side of the
car and shot the kid in the head and claimed it was an accident when the DTF closed in. Remember, this was on video and we had the cell call too. Part
of training and common sense is you don't shoot in the direction of your fellow agent in the passenger seat, especially when the kid was unarmed.
Believe it or not the agent was back on the street 2 weeks later. Here is the rub. His director's wife worked in the DA's office and she got the case.
She is the one that ruled it accidental and cleared him of responsibility. You have to be very considerate of the fact you do not know who you may be
talking to with any authority imho. You report something to the wrong person and you may not be around long. I have made that very clear to my
So, there is ongoing curtailing of these people and corruption all the time. I guess the time old saying, Power Corrupts and Absolute Power Corrupts
Absolutely is absolutely true in these cases. If you have the authority to walk into a scene, flash credentials be it for National Security or a take
over of jurisdiction then you can cover up a lot of stuff. I do not support tearing the government apart and replacing it as you would probably be in
worse shape after it was over. I would say supporting people when they come out with things like the whistle blower did until they are proven
otherwise would be a good start.
In general though, people don't really know who they can trust and where to go. We have many, many individuals that tried and their lives ruined
because of it. Maybe if they had the proper support it would help. Even lawyers are afraid to take on certain areas of corruption. I know one lawyer
that was going after a local agency for a client. I talked to him about a year later and he wouldn't even hardly admit to what happened, but he did
say he would be finished if he tried and he was afraid for his life. He was a very well known criminal lawyer that took on the homicide cases against
the local DA frequently and was often in the press. The public must realize what is going on and at least support the individuals that do whistle
blow. I believe this administration we have now has prosecuted whistle blowers. That is obvious concealment of corruption. Maybe if the public were on
their side en mass things would turn out differently. The public though does not want to believe these things are happening. They turn their head and
walk away. Until it happens to them personally, they do nothing. I had an uncle that was in Army Intelligence, then the OSS, then helped start the
NSA. If not for him, I probably wouldn't have walked away from it all. I am actually certain I wouldn't have.